Saint Cyril Preschool and Kindergarten in Danville, Pa., provides a quality Catholic early childhood education program for students ages three to five.
The school has provided 40 years of quality education to a diverse student population. All cultural backgrounds and denominations are welcome at the school, where the student body is represented by many faiths and ethnicities.
Tradition of Education
The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius were founded in 1909 to provide education to immigrant children. The First Catholic Slovak Girls Academy, later renamed Saint Cyril Academy, operated at Villa Sacred Heart in Danville, Pa. from 1922-1999 as an all-girls boarding and day school, bringing young women from all over the U.S. and abroad to experience a superb Catholic high school education.
The dream of Mother M. Valeria Romancheck to establish a Catholic school for young learners came to fulfilment in 1977, when the Villa Preschool opened. A kindergarten was established the following year. After four decades of changes and progress, including a name change and relocation to the west wing of the Academy building, Saint Cyril Preschool and Kindergarten remains a trusted leader of education in the community.
Our holistic curriculum centers around each child’s spiritual, academic, social and physical development. We provide age-appropriate learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom setting. Instruction includes reading and math skills, science and social studies concepts, healthy social interactions, art and music. Time for play and physical activity is incorporated into our daily schedule.
Each class takes two field trips annually. Some favorite destinations have included PPL Montour Preserve, Pumpkinville, Ashland Mine Tunnel, Penn’s Cave, Bloomsburg and Lewisburg Children’s Museums, Zoo America and Reptileland.
We believe education is a continuous process that begins at birth, when parents are the first teachers. We are excited to take part in that journey and invite families to participate in a variety of annual events including:
- Family Fun Night: stations with crafts, games and refreshments
- Mothers’ Tea and Dads’ Hike
- Thanksgiving Feast at the Pine Barn Inn
- Santa Express: visit Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, make reindeer food
- Field Day: outdoor sports and games each spring
- Christmas Pageant for all students in the Basilica of Saints Cyril & Methodius
Meet Our Staff
Our staff consists of fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate teachers who specialize in the fields of early childhood and elementary education.